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Mt. Lycabettus (Likavitos)

Athens 99920, Greece
01-722-7065
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As featured in 3 days in Athens
Ranked #20 of 193 attractions in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Walk or take the funicular tramway to the top of this hill for the best views of Athens
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

We took the (enclosed) funicular up to the top (7 euro return, runs every 30 mins) of Lykavittos Hill early one evening (although there is also the option to walk up). We had dinner inside at the cafe, which has a very decent menu. We went mid-week and didn't book. There is also a fancier restaurant and a large outside... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

The view from Mt Lycabettus is fantastic. The ride up on the Teleferik (ie. funicular railway) is cool and adds to the adventure. There's also the small St George chapel, and a nice little cafe and restaurant too.

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Fall River, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

We took the cable car up to Mount Lycabettus in time to see the sun dip below the horizon. We could have hiked the distance but chose instead to walk from the nearest train station up the many beautiful flights of stairs that lead to the base of the mountain (this takes about 15 to 20 minutes). This pretty neighbourhood,... More

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Central Greece, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

One of the best places (if not the best) to get a perfect view of Athens. Best time of the day to visit is at noon. Find some good company and go for lunch or for a cup of coffee, above the city surrounded by trees, good music and romantic, relaxing atmosphere.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

My must-visit every my trip to Athens. Long way to the top, breathtaking view and small beautiful church in the end of the way. Worth!

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

When in Athens I would strongly suggest to visit Mount Lycabettus (an ancient Greek word meaning the place the first morning light climbs on). It's very easy and not so expensive while the view is outstanding. You get a taxi from Syntagma square towards the Lycabettus funiculair ( not more than 5 euros) at Aristippou Str. Then you get the... More

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

A place to fall in love, celebrate love and add romance in your life. If Athens had more places like this, it would be Europe's most romantic city. An oasis of calm, peace and tranquility that is best enjoyed when in the right company and preferably in the dask.

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Toronto
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

I read trip advisor religiously but have never written a review myself. I feel compelled to share that while climbing Mt Lycabettus does offer an unparalleled view of Athens, it is a public park without any type of security or surveillance. On the way up, a man was passed out on the steps. He had woken up by the time... More

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

The restaurant at the top is pricey and very overrated. The views are really stunning so it is well worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

restaurant at the top pricey, cafe just steps below reasonable. take the lift up and down because if your older as I am and/or have health issues coming down and going up can truly test your abilities, I made it but it definitely got the better of me. he view and the little chapel at the top are bot amazing... More

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